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49.379 (BF1272)

Orange-spot Piercer   

Pammene aurana
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae:  July-April on the seeds, spinning two or more together and living inside.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Locharbriggs, Dumfriesshire, on 12th July 1983 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who found the first for Wigtownshire at Torrs on 19th July 1984, both specimens at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Ravenshall Point on 4th August 1997.

16 record(s) from 7 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 1984 2020 2022
49.379 Pammene Aurana
49.379 Pammene Aurana
49.379 Pammene Aurana

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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